Dr. Susan Davis Allen, a leading expert in laser/material interactions, has joined the College of Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach Campus as a distinguished professor in mechanical engineering and associate dean for research.
She will concentrate on helping the college increase its research portfolio and its effectiveness in garnering external funding for research.
Previously, Dr. Allen held three positions at Arkansas State University -- director of the Arkansas Center for Laser Applications & Science, vice chancellor for research & academic affairs and distinguished professor -- as well as vice president for research at Florida State University and dean of the graduate school at Tulane University.
Dr. Allen has produced more than 150 scientific and engineering publications, many presentations to professional societies and other groups and nine U.S. patents.
She has served on advisory panels for the National Science Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences and was appointed to the president's committee for the National Medal of Science. In addition, Dr. Allen is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Fellow of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.
Dr. Vladimir Golubev researches control of micro air vehicles
Dr. Vladimir Golubev, an aerospace engineering professor in the College of Engineering at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus, is leading a team of scientists and students researching the use of smart, synthetic micro-jets for the precise control of micro air vehicles with a wide range of military and civilian applications.
Funded by a National Science Foundation grant of $76,000, most of the ongoing research is being conducted in Embry-Riddle's Propulsion and Aerodynamics Computational Laboratory, founded and directed by Dr. Golubev, with additional work at the Air Force Research Labs at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
Dr. Hany Nakhla from North Carolina A&T State University is a major collaborator as well as Dr. Reda Mankbadi, Embry-Riddle distinguished professor of Aerospace Engineering and director of the Embry-Riddle branch of the Florida Center for Advanced Aero Propulsion. Others at Embry-Riddle involved in related research are Mechanical Engineering assistant professor Dr. Yan Tang and engineering physics assistant professor Dr. William MacKunis.
Volusia school girls to participate in Girls on the Run 5K Dec. 8
More than 100 girls, ages 8 to 13, representing nine Volusia County schools, and radio personality Leslye Gale will participate in the Girls on the Run 5K with volunteer run "buddies" at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Father Lopez Catholic High School, 3918 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Founded in 2005, Girls on the Run of Volusia County is one of more than
200 Girls on the Run councils in the United States and Canada. The councils combine training for a 5K with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts.
The girls have been training since September for the December 5K run. The event will draw more than 200 girls and run buddies. Ms. Gale, host of the Magic Morning Show on Magic 107.7, will be the emcee. For more information, visit www.gotrvolusia.org.